November 1998 - Past Issues
MacMillan Bloedel Pursues a
MacMillan Bloedel's withdrawal from the Forest Alliance of
BC is the latest indication of the company's efforts to go solo and speed along a re-think
of the role of industry associations on the West Coast.
Focused on Floors
Tembec'S hardwood operation in Huntsville, Ontario has established a position in the
growing market for flooring product, producing 10 million square feet of flooring a year.
The Cree First Nation of Waswanipi, Quebec has teamed with Domtar to build a new
$6-million sawmill that provides jobs for band members, and lumber and chips for Domtar.
A steady stream of optimization upgrades-totalling more than $20 million-have resulted in
impressive increases in production at Northwood's sawmill in Houston, BC.
SASKATCHEWAN'S INAUGURAL FORESTRY EXPO
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan invites the forest industry to see an area that is "more
forest than wheat."
Rock & Roll
Weldwood of Canada and its logging contractors have their work cut out for them while
harvesting an area in the BC Interior that is strewn with large boulders.
Vancouver's Westcoast Cellufibre installed a new double-ring debarker and is already
seeing benefits in increased small log processing.
Forest Stewardship Council standards may create questions in Canada.